Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Tag Archives: Iran

Rescuers Search Debris After Iran-Iraq Quake Killing 430

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SARPOL-E-ZAHAB: Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq, with weeping women crying out to God as aid workers found new bodies. The grim work began in earnest again at dawn ...

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Strong Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border, Killing More Than 330

Quake

TEHRAN: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck northern Iraq and parts of Iran has killed more than 330 people in both countries and injured more than 3,000, according to officials. It is the strongest quake to hit the region in years. Most of the reports of dead and injured came ...

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Iran rejects French president call for talks on Tehran’s ballistic missiles

Emmanuel Macron

TEHRAN: Iran rejected on Sunday a call by French president Emmanuel Macron for talks on Tehran’s ballistic missiles, saying they were defensive and unrelated to a nuclear agreement with world powers. On Thursday, Macron said during a visit to Dubai that he was “very concerned” by Iran’s ballistic missile programme, mentioning ...

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Hezbollah says Saudi declares Lebanon war with Hariri detention

Nasrallah to make key speeches on 33-day war occasion

BEIRUT: Hezbollah’s leader said that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon’s prime minister to destabilise the country. France became the first Western country to indicate that Saudi Arabia was holding Hariri against ...

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Iran, Pakistan share border of peace and friendship

PAKISTAN-IRAN-ARMY

TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran agreed upon several measures to improve border control and security on Tuesday. The steps were announced after Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa met Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, on the ...

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Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

Putin arrives in Tehran for official visit

TEHRAN: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran on Wednesday for an official visit, with talks expected to focus on Syria, the Iranian nuclear agreement and bilateral ties. Putin will also take part in a summit with his Iranian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliyev. Putin is to ...

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Iran meeting nuclear deal commitments: IAEA chief

IAEA chief

ABU DHABI: Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers and inspectors are not facing any problems in their verification efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s director-general said on Monday. “The IAEA can state that such nuclear-related commitments are being implemented,” Yukiya Amano told a news ...

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India starts trade route to Afghanistan via Iran

Chahbahar Port

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran’s strategic Chahbahar Port, launching a trade route bypassing longtime rival Pakistan. The shipment, an Indian gift for Afghanistan, was sent from the western seaport of Kandla. It will be taken by trucks to ...

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